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Lenovo ThinkPad R400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and screen. The design and keyboard are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad R400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Notebook

 

The ThinkPad Evolution. Lenovo promises high performance packed i

Very good case quality; Very good interface configuration; Very good interface distribution; Good keyboard and trackpoint; Very good application performance; Very fast mass memory; Low weight; High energy efficiency; Bright and unreflective display;...

Contrast poor and viewing angle dependent display; Depending on the scenario, disagreeable frequency noises (probably wireless modules); Knobby touchpad not very suitable for multi-touch; Display lid and keyboard stiffness not of the usual high level...

The Acer Travelmate 8371 has good business traits with a lower computing performance but a similarly low weight and an extremely long runtime. Otherwise, you might look at the HP 6530p, HP 6930p, FSC S7220, Dell Latitude E6400 and the conventional...

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Review: Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 Notebook

 

New in Business. Right on time for the launch of the new Intel Mo

Robust case; Extensive connectivity options (HDMI); Optional Blue-Ray available; Comfortable input devices; Integrated UMTS module; Lenovo Care Tools; Extensive service and security solutions available; Good performance thanks to new Centrino 2...

Unusual design and styling; Sensitive display lid; Limited brightness and perspective stability in the display

Overall the Thinkpad SL series represents an interesting option for the price conscious business newcomer or even the private customer, since it does after all offer a lot of Thinkpad at a little price. This includes integrated broadband internet,...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s

 

While there are plenty of notebooks that can lay claim to stylishness, whether it's with a sleek, metallic chassis or a trendy graphic enveloping the chassis, the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s foregoes the fashionable aesthetics in favor of comfort,...

Lightweight and sturdy build; ergonomic keyboard; good on-the-go performance

Isn't as light as ultraportables; SSD can be persnikety with some apps

The new T400s definitely extends the ThinkPad X300’s experience and incorporates everything we enjoy out of the ThinkPad family. Relying on this ultraportable as your primary machine depends on your intent; if you’re planning on doing on-the-go video...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T400 (6474-19G) Notebook

 

Business Device from Tradition. As Value Line models are thought

Good office performance; Excellent input devices; Splash-proof keyboard; ThinkLight keyboard light; ThinkVantage tools; UltraBay Slim Slot; Docking port; Buckling resistant hard disk; Very quiet in idle and office mode

Vertical USB ports; Port arrangement for lefties; Recovery DVDs/CDs aren't included

The bigger T500 from Lenovo and in any case the Latitude E6400 from Dell. Other business notebooks with the same processor and graphic chip, but also with a larger display (15.4 inch) would be the Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 or the HP Compaq 6730b.

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Ambitious Touchscreen Notebook Swims With the Fail Whal...

 

T400S tries so hard to be a touchscreen-enabled notebook. But its high price, low performance, and unresponsive display ultimately doom the device.

Lovely textured trackpad (ironically redundant given the multitouch screen). Still offers solid ThinkPad design and sturdiness. Turns Paint into Fingerpaint — fun

Huge price markup for touch features. Massive performance, weight and battery hit. Stretching to use multitouch screen is uncomfortable for more than a few seconds, making extended touch usage nearly impossible and rarely accurate

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Touch Review

 

Multi-touch functionality is one of the newest features being added to notebooks and tablets alike. Currently only tablets offer screen manipulation of objects, whereas notebooks get limited multi-touch through touchpads. Lenovo is hoping to change...

A regular notebook with multitouch ; OK battery life with touch screen

Limited software support ; Expensive upgrade for touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Touch is a very cool idea, bringing a touch interface to a standard notebook. It gives users the capability to interact with the computer on a much more natural level and has huge potential for CAD applications or even messing...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Touch) - Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Touch)

 

Blazing fast performance, Best-in-class keyboard, Intuitive Simple Tap interface

Heavier than original T400s, High premium for touchscreen

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Latest Lenovo Laptop Is Svelte, Speedy and Frickin'...

 

Who says business is boring? Lenovo's newest notebook is fast, thin and smart.

Unparalleled performance from a 14-inch laptop. Nearly as thin as a MacBook Air — including an optical drive. Killer touchpad (plus TrackPoint for old-schoolers). Plus: Caps Lock LED

Only three USB ports. Fn key where the Ctrl key goes. Unbelievably tinny, distant audio. So-so battery life (2 hours, 11 minutes). No ExpressCard slot

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s

 

[UPDATE: As of 9/16/2009 Lenovo now offers a multi-point touchscreen version of this laptop. For full details on how it works and pricing, read the Fingers-On report of the new ThinkPad T400s.]

Slender size and plenty of ports ; Fantastic keyboard and touchpad

No discrete graphics card

With the T400s laptop, Lenovo heaps on features, cuts the girth, and builds a lean, mean business machine.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

 

Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had...

Of course, for many enterprise users it’s Windows or nothing, and as long as you’re not expecting to do any major video crunching the T400s should prove a highly capable machine. The extra screen space, more powerful processor and improved port...

Product Specifications

The new ThinkPad R400 notebook, like all of Lenovo`s R Series notebooks, is perfect for everyday computing offering mainstream performance and features at a great price. And R400 notebook is ideal for either home or office. By combining the latest Intel technology, graphics and a variety of wireless solutions, the ThinkPad R400 is designed to boost performance and help you work smartly and efficiently.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)/6.6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/3MB / 6MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.9lbs/5.1lbs/5.3lbs
Width:13.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:North America
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:7438/7439/7440/7443/7445
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad R400

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet /
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)/24x / 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo / DVD-Writer/DVD/DVD-Writer/None
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x / 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.26GHz/2.26GHz / 2.4GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.4GHz / 2.53GHz/2.53GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:575/585/P8400/P8400 / P8600/P8600/P8600 / T9400/P8700/T6670/T9400/T9600
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo/No CPU

RAM

Installed Size:0MB/1GB/1GB / 2GB/2GB/2GB / 1GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:None./Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/160GB/160GB / 80GB/250GB/320GB/80GB/80GB / 160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD